request of

request (something) of (someone or something)

To express a desire to be granted something from someone or something else. Typically used when the thing being requested is vague or unspecified ("from" is more often used after "request" when the thing is specified). If you're done requesting favors of me, I'll thank you to let me get back to work. I try not to request too much from my coworkers.
See also: of, request
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

request something of someone

to call for someone to give or do something. I have to request a favor of you. Can I request anything more of him?
See also: of, request
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This accident was the arrival of a coach and four; upon which my landlord and landlady immediately desisted from fighting, and at their entreaty obtained the same favour of their antagonists: but Susan was not so kind to Partridge; for that Amazonian fair having overthrown and bestrid her enemy, was now cuffing him lustily with both her hands, without any regard to his request of a cessation of arms, or to those loud exclamations of murder which he roared forth.
"Have you altered the plans of the projectile according to the request of the telegram?"
Social networking giant Facebook censored 54 posts in Pakistan on the request of the government between July and December 2014, as it said it saw a decline in the number of requests made from Pakistan.
Jurisdictions recognize this and will reissue a payment upon the request of a vendor after determining that the original check has not been negotiated and is included on the stale-dated check list.
The Canadian church's 2005 budget allotted a $105,000 grant for the ACC, which was less than the request of $121,223.
At the request of Board Enforcement Counsel, the Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") overseeing this proceeding issued a subpoena to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton ("Cleary Gottlieb"), attorneys for Credit Lyonnais, seeking notes taken by Cleary Gottlieb attorneys at interviews conducted as part of an internal investigation of the Executive Life matter.
Ford has been the most aggressive in this regard, with an average request of 6.1%.
* The FY2004 request of $345.3 million for Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs (ECE) maintains funding for exchanges at the FY2003 request level of $245 million and adds $100 million for projects for Eastern Europe and the States of the Former Soviet Union previously funded from foreign operations appropriations.
Upon receiving a request for copies of public records, the state agency has ten days in which to determine whether it will comply with the request and must immediately notify the person making the request of its decision.(17) If the agency decides to comply with the taxpayer's request, the requested copies must be made "promptly available" to the taxpayer.(18)
It goes on to state in 2b: "In any adjournment of a summary proceeding, other than on consent or at the request of the petitioner, the court shall at the petitioner's request state on the record why for good cause shown it is not directing the tenant to pay or post all sums demanded pursuant to a lease or rental agreement in the proceeding as rent and use and occupancy."
However, at the request of the White House and the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, NAL did load RIC's most popular publication, Federal Funding Sources for Rural Areas.
The process begins when the patient makes the request of his or her physician who shall:
* The fiscal year 2002 request of $200 million supports emergency relief and transitional activities provided in response to natural and man made disasters and other emergencies often accompanied by the displacement of large numbers of people.
* freeze assets at the request of the United States and lift the freeze to enable the witness defendant to repatriate the assets to the United States;